WATCH #AvenuesIcon this week: Featuring Meghalaya’s Ashoke Lyngdoh
FEATURES | July 14, 2019:
Avenues Shillong has begun a series called #AvenuesIcon– a series of episodes that features people from Northeast India who are inspiring others with their work.
'Old is gold' is probably a befitting quote to describe Ashoke Lyngdoh. While collection of stamps, coins, books and many other things are considered as hobbies of people who have the appreciation and the affection for olden things but for Ashoke, antiques are more than just collectibles.
He said, "We need to know our history so we can shape our future" and believes that old things are evidence of history and heritage that must be preserved.
Ashoke's house in Shillong is like a museum filled with antiques and his hobby for collecting damaged vintage cars and beautifully repairing them to their former glory has given him the recognition he deserves!
He discovered his interest at a very young age and since then, he had held on to his interest and travelled around in search of vintage cars. Amongst the 15 cars that he owns, the Ford Jeep, from World War II, is one of the most popular ones.
Ashoke is also a recipient of the Hornbill Peace Rally in 2010 and 2011.
There is so much to take away from this week's episode of #AvenuesIcon, one of which is to cherish the people in our lives who according to Ashoke are precious collectibles.
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